Review: 30 Days (Morgan Family Series #1) – J.L. Leslie

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*****

I received this eBook from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of this book.

“I had a plan when I was nineteen. I would strip only until the bills were paid and I knew my sister and I wouldn’t be thrown out on the street. We would be financially stable. That was my plan. That was also three years ago. I’m still stripping.
I keep telling myself my life will change. I won’t do this much longer. I won’t need to. I don’t even believe that anymore. I still have bills. I still have a deadbeat mom. No idea where my father is. Or who he is.
Now my sister tells me she screwed up. Her future is at stake. One we’ve both worked hard for. There’s an offer for me. One I’ve refused twice now, but my resolve is slowly slipping. It’s just a job. He just wants to buy me for a little while.
He can buy me. But he’ll never own me.”

Have you ever heard of the movie Pretty Women? Well imagine Pretty Women, but with a hell of a lot of sex!!! Well, at least at first that is what was brought to mind for me and it was a little distracting, but then even the book, or the author herself even took a slight nod to this by mentioning the film. The similarities at the beginning, or at least the first half or the book, made me wonder if that movie was the authors inspiration for the book. The similarities in the initial job roles with the main characters, the female lead character who works in a role that is very revealing, (prostitute/stripper) and the male lead who works in a more higher classed job (lawyer) and has money. That he buys her for a certain amount of time, for whatever reason that is, and so on. . . I was just constantly being reminded of the film. Now I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, because I love that film, but I didn’t think that I could separate the two. But thank God I was wrong.

This book then turned into itself and became its own book, with its own storyline, with its own characters, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So this was so easy to forgive, even if I couldn’t forget it at times, by how great and how much I enjoyed the story. The story was different to what I was expecting it to be like, has I expected the whole book to be about those 30 Days, but it was about so much more. This story really began and opened up after those 30 Days and what happened to each of them after experiencing what happened and now trying to figure out, what is going to happen now. After all, can you really spend this amount of time, doing what your doing and not develop anything? Any feelings. A want for more. A need for more. Or self loathing for allowing this to happen to you. Either way there are going to be some feelings that need to be expressed.

The characters in this book were very believable, which is what make this book so great to read. You have the two main characters, Cameron and Memphis, and the story is told through both of their perspectives. We have Cameron Morgan, who is the son to the Morgan empire and works for one of the best law firms in the US, and goes to the Ecstasy one night on a stag do and happens to see Memphis there working. He immediately becomes infatuated and that is where the story begins. Memphis has been working as a stripper for three years to help support both herself and her younger sister, who is currently studying in NYU. Let’s just say that Memphis’ mum has never been a mum, so she has had to ensure that there was an income coming in to support and protect herself and especially her younger sister Anniston. When Memphis get’s an offer one night from Cameron, she doesn’t even think about it, it’s an immediate no, but when her sister calls to tell her that the University has called her scholarship due to poor grades and she will have to leave, then Memphis, like always, realises she will do anything to protect and support her sister.

This is just the first book in the Morgan Family series, so even though the next books aren’t going to be centred on these two main characters, if J.L. Leslies, follows on like she has with her other books and her other series especially, this won’t be the last you’ll see of these particular characters. Even if they only end up making little cameo appearances’ in the other books, after all, it is the Morgan Family series.

Overall, I really did enjoy this book. I did initially think that I would be giving this book a lower rating, because of the whole Pretty Woman thing, but then I carried on reading it and I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it and how much it changed my mind. Giving it anything less than five stars would be bad on me because of this reason. And like I said before, I love Pretty Woman, so Pretty Woman with sex is even better 😉

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Review: Red Queen (Chronicles of Alice, #2) – Christina Henry

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Red Queen is the second book and the continuation in the Chronicles of Alice series, that follows off from where the first book, Alice, left off. I read the first book not so long ago in another Book-A-Thon I had done, and I loved it!! So much so, that I had order the next book in the series, this book, the moment I had finished reading the book, so glad that it was already published and I only had to wait for delivery. I have posted a review for the first book, Alice, if you would like to check it out, just click here. Now, as I said before, this is the second book, so please be warned that there may be spoilers to the first book.

As I said, this book picked up from where the last book left off. Alice and Hatcher had headed down the hole, the same hole that the rabbit and the girls had gone down in search of a better life. Now Alice and Hatcher were off on their new quest, happier than before. But this doesn’t last for long! Their quest is soon interrupted as they have to try and fight to save their lives from unknown creatures and magicians, that could be even more powerful and stronger than Hatcher and even Alice herself.

First thing first, to get a better understanding of this book and the characters, I would definitely recommend reading the first book in this duology first, which is Alice (The Chronicles of Alice, #1). I will admit that I was a little bit disappointed after reading this book, as it didn’t live up to everything that just made the first book so great. The first book was so dark and it wasn’t afraid to be so disturbing and to include all of the imagery that just made me see and understand everything. Their feelings, what was going on, how grotesque the characters were, what they were doing and so on, including the tone of the book, were just so vivid and vile, but with this book, it was just gone. It was as though the author was trying to tame it down a little bit, but in doing so, it lost that bit of magic or spark, that made that first book so spectacular. There were events where the author could have included so much more, but the characters, Alice and Hatcher, always arrived afterwards, meaning that we just saw the after effects. So no action, at least at the beginning. I understand that they were not supposed to know what was happening at that point, but it felt like it was just a load of walking and talking, which made the beginning of the book drag a little. Plus, when they did discover certain things, they weren’t as expressive and vivid as Book 1, Alice.

What I found weird about this book was that this book had no chapters! I have never read a book which doesn’t contain chapters and this really shocked me and actually freaked me out a lot at first when I realised, which was until I was about 40 pages in. It was however separated into two parts. The fact that there was no chapters, was another reason why I think that this book dragged a little bit more for me. I hate leaving a book on an unfinished page, or what not, which is why chapters are extremely important to me, that way not only do I know exactly what page I’m on, but I can have a break exactly where the author had intended a break to take place. They create breaks in the story for readers, as I said where the author has intended, so you don’t feel bad stopping, and they act as a way to create tension and suspense for readers, building you up for the following chapter. With this book, and having no chapters, there was none of this. I felt guilty every time I stopped to have a reading break, there wasn’t that tension and suspense built up and there seemed to be a one level, until any action happened.

This story starts off with Alice and Hatcher setting off on another quest, the quest that they were about to start at the end of the previous book. As they set off, they soon discover that everything is not as it seems and how is should be and as more time moves on, they begin to realise that maybe somebody or something is behind this strangeness and that there’s the possibility that they may be being followed. They soon walk their way into another quest and their original one, seemed to have taken a back seat, and to be honest, I kind of forgot about it as the book progressed. I did enjoy this new quest as it did add to the book and to the story in a way that I wasn’t expecting, and also made the ending completely different to how I was expecting also.

There were parts in this book that I loved and there were parts that I just didn’t enjoy as much. I must admit that I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first book, but maybe that’s because of how much I enjoyed the first book and then built up this book beforehand. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t that much Hatcher in this book, so considering these books are mainly Alice and Hatcher, by removing Hatcher, we were left with one mainly one main character for a chunk of the book, even though we did get some extra characters. Maybe this was one of the other reasons why this book felt like it dragged. But there were parts that just had me gripped to the book! I say that this book dragged, but I managed to read this book in a day, once I was committed on Day 1 of my Book-A-Thon, so it did have me gripped enough to be able to do this.

I would say be warned that there are no chapters, and it doesn’t have the same tone and overall feel of the first book, Alice. I would definitely recommend reading Alice (The Chronicles of Alice, #1) first, as this is a Duology. This book could be read by itself, as there are recap where it sums up certain events from the first book, but to get a fuller idea of this world, the story and the characters, I would definitely recommend reading the first book. I do sadly have to give this book 3.5 stars out of 5.

Review: 30 Days – J.L. Leslie

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I received this eBook from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of this book.

“I had a plan when I was nineteen. I would strip only until the bills were paid and I knew my sister and I wouldn’t be thrown out on the street. We would be financially stable. That was my plan. That was also three years ago. I’m still stripping.
I keep telling myself my life will change. I won’t do this much longer. I won’t need to. I don’t even believe that anymore. I still have bills. I still have a deadbeat mom. No idea where my father is. Or who he is.
Now my sister tells me she screwed up. Her future is at stake. One we’ve both worked hard for. There’s an offer for me. One I’ve refused twice now, but my resolve is slowly slipping. It’s just a job. He just wants to buy me for a little while.
He can buy me. But he’ll never own me.”

Have you ever heard of the movie Pretty Women? Well imagine Pretty Women, but with a hell of a lot of sex!!! Well, at least at first that is what was brought to mind for me and it was a little distracting, but then even the book, or the author herself even took a slight nod to this by mentioning the film. The similarities at the beginning, or at least the first half or the book, made me wonder if that movie was the authors inspiration for the book. The similarities in the initial job roles with the main characters, the female lead character who works in a role that is very revealing, (prostitute/stripper) and the male lead who works in a more higher classed job (lawyer) and has money. That he buys her for a certain amount of time, for whatever reason that is, and so on. . . I was just constantly being reminded of the film. Now I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, because I love that film, but I didn’t think that I could separate the two. But thank God I was wrong.

This book then turned into itself and became its own book, with its own storyline, its own characters, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So this was so easy to forgive, even if I couldn’t forget it at times, by how great and how much I enjoyed the story. The story was different to what I was expecting it to be like, has I expected the whole book to be about those 30 Days, but it was about so much more. This story really began and opened up after those 30 Days and what happened to each of them after experiencing what happened and now trying to figure out, what is going to happen now. After all, can you really spend this amount of time, doing what your doing and not develop anything? Any feelings. A want for more. A need for more. Or self loathing for allowing this to happen to you. Either way there are going to be some feelings that need to be expressed.

The characters in this book were very believable, which is what make this book so great to read. You have the two main characters, Cameron and Memphis, and the story is told through both of their perspectives. We have Cameron Morgan, who is the son to the Morgan empire and works for one of the best law firms in the US, and goes to the Ecstasy one night on a stag do and happens to see Memphis there working. He immediately becomes infatuated and that is where the story begins. Memphis has been working as a stripper for three years to help support both herself and her younger sister, who is currently studying in NYU. Let’s just say that Memphis’ mum has never been a mum, so she has had to ensure that there was an income coming in to support and protect herself and especially her younger sister Anniston. When Memphis get’s an offer one night from Cameron, she doesn’t even think about it, it’s an immediate no, but when her sister calls to tell her that the University has called her scholarship due to poor grades and she will have to leave, then Memphis, like always, realises she will do anything to protect and support her sister.

This is just the first book in the Morgan Family series, so even though the next books aren’t going to be centred on these characters, if J.L. Leslies, follows on like she has with her other books and her other series especially, this won’t be the last you’ll see of these characters. They will make little cameo appearances’ in the other books, after all, it is the Morgan Family series.

Overall, I really did enjoy this book. I did initially think that I would be giving this book a lower rating, because of the whole Pretty Woman thing, but then I carried on reading it and it was just so good. Giving it anything less than five stars would be bad on me. And like I said before, I love Pretty Woman, so Pretty Woman with sex is even better 😉

Have you read any of J.L. Leslies books? Have you read anything that just completely reminded you of something else? What are your thoughts? Comment below 🙂

 

Review:Lilith’s Garden of Fury (Unforeseen Beings #3)

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*****

I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of this book. 

This is the third installment in the Unforeseen Beings novella series, and this was a book, or story that was well needed and came at the perfect time. If you haven’t read the previous two books, Lilith’s Garden of Madness and Lilith’s Garden of Clarity then you will definitely need to read those two books before reading this installment in the series. These books are definitely not stand alone books, in my opinion, as there are a lot of questions and back stories and a world that does get a little confusing if you were to jump into one of the books, without reading the previous books in the series. I have written reviews for books one and two, so if you do plan on reading the books and want to check out some reviews, click on the links above. I do try to keep my reviews spoiler free, but as this is the third book in the series, there may be spoilers to the previous two books. Sorry if there are. So lets begin. . . 

“Delilah returns to Room 102 but this time she isn’t there alone. As the veil between a world she once knew and an insane new reality, fades away, Delilah must find a way to save Philip and the others from the dark evil within Kelton. But will Elizabeth and the others find Delilah in time before she destroys what she desires to save?”

This book open on Hannahs perspective, which made me so so happy, as we haven’t heard from Hannah since the first book. However, this was short lived as this was the on Chapter that we do get to hear from Hannahs perspective, but there is a very good reason for that, even if I didn’t want to admit it and want more from her, as I loved her character from the first book. You then pick up from where you left off from at the end of book 2, Lilith’s Garden of Clarity, so I will definitely say, in my opinion, these books are not stand alone books and to read them as a series to experience them and understand them better. You get some action at the begin of this book, but what I took the most from reading this installment in the series, is that this book was the much needed explanation book.

What do i mean by this? While reading this book, it felt like this book is the book that’s been needed and has been put in place to answer some questions that the readers, especially myself, might have had about this world. There is a lot of talking in this book because of this, but it’s not boring, as it’s what’s needed. I felt like I was Elizabeth in parts with this book, maybe because she was the only human and had no idea what was happening and it was new to her. Even though it was all new to her, she was the only one who wasn’t afraid to ask the questions that others were thinking and wanting to ask, even myself. Trust me, if it could have reached it to this book and high five her for asking, I would’ve, or better yet, jumped in and asked the questions myself. Even when she could tell that they’d had enough of answering and being bombarded with questions, she didn’t stop, and wasn’t necessarily afraid to stop. Or if she did stop, to rest, to sleep, or whatever else that may have come up, she would resume asking when the time was right. Even though she was only human, she had so much bravery and was willing to fight and stick by those she cares for, which makes her the strongest out of them all, again in my opinion. Why are the humans my favourite characters? Maybe because I can relate more to them. 

Like I said previously, this book gives so much more background on so many issues, that were merely hinted at or mentioned in the last two books. One of the biggest looming questions that I’ve had since the very first book is Who is Lilith? In this book we do get a massive leap in this department with background information given on not only who Lilith is, but also on her garden, on how they both came into existence and so much more. Yes, we actually get some information about the infamous Lilith and her Garden. However, this information, or maybe the information in general that was provided in this book made me want to find out more and discover more about everything. We find out more about the good and evil, light and dark, and the dark army and I could tell you more but spoilers. . .

We remain with our original main character Delilah in this book, and we also have Peter and Elizabeth. We now see how Delilah is changing, or developing and growing in this book, and how she is trying to cope with finding out all of this new information about herself and the world around her. You also see and how she is also trying to deal with her feelings and relationships between people, especially with Peter and Galvin. You then get Peter, who everyone believes and assumes is weak and timid, except for one or two, who believe he is able to train and fight in a maybe upcoming battle against the dark army. Maybe that is why throughout this series I have three favourite characters, Hannah, Peter and Elizabeth, the three underdogs in a certain way. You have Galvin, who is, or was, a guardsman to the dark army, but now he’s on the opposite side and trying to make up for the bad he’s done by helping protect and save those he’s hurt, Peter, but especially Delilah. We are introduced to two new characters in this book, which is where we get a load of the background information from as well, and these characters are, Vance and Leona. I was still left with some mystery behind these characters, and this mystery created some uneasiness for me, some mistrust maybe, but I don’t know why because they didn’t do anything to deserve it. Nothing at all. In fact they did the opposite. Maybe when I get to know them better and trust them more, then that will go, or maybe it will be justified, I don’t know. We don’t get to here from every characters perspectives and Deliahs’ chapters are the only ones who’s are from a first persons point of view, which is an interesting take. 

Like I said this book was definitely needed as much needed answers to questions and backgrounds were provided, which was essential at this point. Along with the explanations and so forth, there was a storyline, which went hand in hand with both points; they needed to know more in order to be able to improve and move forward and learn themselves. I don’t want to give too much away, as I don’t want to be laying loads of spoilers down (hint Goodreads description), if any, as I do really enjoy this series and want everyone else to enjoy it to without it being spoiled. I do now have some new questions, but that’s good when going forward with a series, as it keeps you hooked and keeps you a reading and wanting more, anticipating the next book. 

There is no other rating other than 5 out of 5 stars that I can give this book as I had so, so many questions answered and this book is an important part in the series for doing that. Again, I would not recommend these books as stand alone,  but to read them as a complete series. It’s a novella series, so it shouldn’t take you too long. Checkout my previous two reviews if you are interested but not yet convinced. 

Have you read any of the books in the Unforeseen Beings Novella Series? What did you think? Comment below ☺ 

Review: Alice (Chronicles of Alice #1) – Christina Henry

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*****

This book really caught my eye when I saw a review of it thanks to the wonderful world of Book Blogging! Ever since then I knew I had to have it, and read it, IMMEDIATELY!! So that is what I did. I knew I was having a free week coming up, so during my week Book-A-Thon, I ordered Alice, which thankfully it arrived the next day, (got to love Amazon Prime), and then waited for the day to read this amazing book. That was my big struggle. So I already had high expectations of this book before going into reading this book, so I was also a bit dubious before reading this, as I didn’t want to be disappointed by my own high build up.

Alice, is the first book in the Chronicle of Alice series, which is an Alice in Wonderland retelling  of sorts, but a much darker and disturbing version. Let me give you the books actual description before I give you my review of this thrilling read;

“In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo with  the screams of the poor souls inside.

In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blonde, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place – just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood. . .

Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.

Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.

And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.”

Sound awesome? Because OMG this book was soooo amazing!!! The book begin after Alice has met the Rabbit, and nobody believed her. She was discovered covered in blood and mumbling about rabbits and eyes and her friend Dor has not returned with her, so she is still missing. Her parents, not getting answers and with Alice still going on about the Rabbit, they put her into a hospital, I believe a mental hospital, deep in the Old City. Over time she forgets what happened to her, except the tea party, long ears, the colour of the eye and the blood. There she meets someone in the room next to hers and they start talking. And that is really where the story really starts and Alice’s new adventure to rediscover her lost memories begins. But is it an adventure she wants to undertake, and memories she want to have back.

I can’t remember the last time I got completely engorged in a book like I did with this one. I became so antisocial while reading this book, because I just didn’t want to stop reading this book for any reason whatsoever! The storyline was so gripping and I just wanted to keep going and to go on the same adventure as Alice and Hatcher as they go along. It was so good and so captivating, and everything that was written was just so perfectly expressed that I could imagine it all so vividly, that it was like it was all being played out in my head. I don’t  even think I took the time to actually eat properly. I definitely didn’t take the time to set the book down and cook a proper home cooked meal that would’ve taking the time to do so, so luckily I was very quick reading this book.

The characters in this book were gripping and so easy to understand. Of course we are going to have to discuss Alice. When reading this book and you are told that it’s an Alice in Wonderland retelling, so you instantly get and bring the Alice from the Lewis Carroll classic to mind, before you even open and read this book. But once you start reading, you get a character all of her own. You see her grow and develop throughout this entire book, which is so seamlessly done, that seemless is the best word to use because of how outstanding it is. You don’t see this sudden jump in character, you see a growth and you see why there is a growth, which is something you sometimes don’t get to see and is sometimes missed out. One of these changes, is thanks to another character, Hatcher. This is the character that Alice mets, or hears, in the room next to her in the hospital at the begin of the book. I don’t want to give too much away, as I want to keep my reviews spoiler free.

What was amazing, for me anyways, was when I would hear words that would connect me to the original Lewis Carroll version of Alice in Wonderland, this would make me smile. When I would here simple things such as, the tea party, the cakes and drinks that affected your size, the Jabberwock, the rabbit, the Cheshire and his grin, and so on. It all just made this book that extra bit perfect for me. I love it all. Then how they ended this book!! I want to quote the last part of this book so badly, but omg would that be a spoiler, or a teaser or would that just be mean? I always said that I never wanted to give away spoilers in my reviews, but this last part of this book, OMG!! I have fallen in love. It was a cute little throwback. Red Queen (Chronicles of Alice #2) by Christina Henry has already been bought with speedy eagerness. P.s. If you order this book from amazon, don’t look at the amount of pages it says the book has. Before I ordered my copy I was told it was going to have 198 pages, however when my book arrived it had 325 pages, which was better for me. The same for Red Queen, saying 198 but actually having 313 pages.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough. READ IT!! But beware of its dark, violent and possibly disturbing images. Now that you’ve been warned, GO AND READ IT!!! Definitely my biggest recommendation so far this year. Massive 5 out of 5 stars. I loved it!! I can’t wait to read Red Queen 😀

Have you read this book? What did you think of this book? Yay or Nay? Comment below 😀

Review: Blood Rights (Freedom/Hate Book 2) – Kyle Andrews

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I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of this book.

This is the second book in the Freedom/Hate series and it picks up from where the first book left off. I am going to try and give this review without giving away to many spoilers from this book, or from the first book, Freedom/Hate, but I give no promises sorry. So to be on the safe side, I am going to provide the description from Goodreads:

“It’s in our blood.”
The last words spoken by Uly Jacobs, seconds before his death was televised across the nation.

Since that day, the authorities have been hunting Libby Jacobs. She doesn’t know why they want her, or why they killed her cousin. Desperation has forced her into hiding with a group of people that she once thought of as terrorists. Living among them, she soon comes to realize that everything she once believed in was a lie.

Justin Becker was Uly’s best friend. He grew up with Libby. Once upon a time, he even loved her. Now, Justin has taken on the task of picking up the pieces of Libby’s shattered life. The first step will be finding Libby’s mother. She is critically ill, alone and lost in the broken system. Finding her will be difficult. Saving her may be impossible.

The city is changing. Collin Powers was nobody until the authorities turned him into a symbol. Now his ideas have taken root. His words are forcing people to question their beliefs. His sacrifice will push Freedom out of the shadows and give them the courage to start living up to their name.”

I loved this book!! How much simpler can I put it? I have been waiting for this book ever since I first read the first book, which was I received and read advance again, thank you Kyle Andrews, and let me tell you that I was not disappointed! I thought that I enjoyed the first book, but then after reading this book, it not only reminded me why I loved the first book, but it also added so much more, to not only my enjoyment and excitement, but to the development of the story and to the characters. Freedom/Hate left off with an ending that left me desperately wanting more! Literally. I remember emailing the author back screaming NOOOOOO!! You can’t end it like that! So you can understand my excitement to finally be sent and asked to read and review the eARC sequel of this book 😀

Blood Rights picks up exactly where it left off in Freedom/Hate, so yes, you definitely have to read the first book in order to understand and fully grasp everything that happens in this book. You wouldn’t be able to get away with skipping the first book, Freedom/Hate and beginning with this book, hoping to grasp everything and picking everything up from whats been mentioned. But that is the fun part. You get to enjoy the full extent of the series by actually reading the whole series. Oh, by the way, this is a Dystopian themed series, in case you hadn’t guessed.

You get to know more about other characters  in this book, while still keeping the main ones from the original. We still have Libby Jacobs, Collin Powers, and Justin has our three main characters, but now we get to see some extra characters through their interactions. We get to see more of Libby’s boyfriend Sim and her mother Amanda, but now we get to see them with the aftermath from previous events and see if and how that’s might have affected them. We also get to see more of Freedom this time round, the actual Freedom and not just the Hate that everyone has been propagandised into believing is the truth. We also get to see another side of HAND that we haven’t got to see yet, the inside and vicious side that nobody wants to see.

He did it again!! The author knows how to leave you wanting more because that’s how I’m left right now. I finished reading, what I thought was the end of a chapter and turned a page to find out it was the end of the book! NOOOOOOO!!! I need more. I just finished reading a book that was just under 500 pages, my copy, (Goodreads says 352 pages), in almost no time and I could’ve gladly and easily have read more. But OMG the ending!! How could he do that again. I love this series and really do enjoy reading it, which shocked me at first at how much, because this type of book, and this whole dystopian theme and the type it is, isn’t really my usual type. But it’s really well written, has some strong characters, and the story and plot is what makes me beg for another book to arrive sooner.

I definitely recommend you read both books in this series, and I mean BOTH books in this series, with one of my highest recommendations I can and have given so far! Prepare for the end and how you’ll want the next book NOW but will have to wait, and then be slightly sadden when you suddenly realise that. However, at the end of Blood Rights, it does say that it is going to be continued in November 2016 😀 😀 Super Excited!!! I give this book a MASSIVE 5 out of 5 stars!!!

Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts? Have you read a book or series where the ending made you need the next book in series right away? Or if it was a stand alone book, what stand alone book do you think needs to have a sequel? Comment below 😀

Review: Finding Dawn (Book 2) – J.L. Leslie

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*****

I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of this book.

This is the second book in this series and picks up from a certain part of Let The Waves Come In and continues with Drew and Vella story. But as this is the second book in the series, and i don’t wish to give any spoilers away for Book 1, I am going to include the Goodreads Description of Finding Dawn:

“Moving to California is the best decision I’ve ever made. I no longer work for my ex-fiancé’s father. I’m hundreds of miles away from my ex-fiancé. And I met a woman who completely intrigues me. Dawn. No last name.

Yeah…moving to California was a great idea.

Only I can’t seem to get Dawn out of my head. The way we met. The way she acts. The night we had together. Now she’s just gone.

She bailed on me. But I don’t give up so easily. I’ll find her.

I just wasn’t expecting what I’d find…or who…

**Due to mature language and strong sexual content this book is intended for mature audiences only.**”

This book could be read as a stand alone, as there is necessary information from the previous book mentioned and included in this book as a little background information, especially if you have forgotten what has happened between the release of the two books. However, I would defiantly recommend reading Let The Waves Come In first, as you get a better idea and a much wider character development of all of the characters, including the two main characters in this book and the subtler ones mentioned as well. The great thing about these books is that they’re only short, so doing this won’t take you that long to do this, as they are fast paced and a quick read and never a disappointment.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I loved reading it as a sequel. How it picked up from the previous book, and how it all blended and put was together and how it all worked out. We already knew certain aspects of each of the characters that were mentioned in this book, if you read Let The Waves Come In, but with this book, it goes into a great deal more detail with Drew and Vella’s characters. I loved how it included sectioned of each of their past, as they just mixed and blended so perfectly with each their storyline of the present time.

This book is told from two different peoples, or rather two characters, perspectives; from Drew’s character and from Vella’s character. This book took me by complete surprise, which is something that should not be happening anymore with J.L. Leslie’s writing and books. From the cover of this book, I expected this book to be something completely different in a way from what it was. But then again, this cover fits this book perfectly in another than I was expecting. The characters are so believable, and there is so much history and depth just hidden within them both and how this is expressed, it’s just done so well.

You get some drama and action, from both of these characters lives, which is again to do with their past and how it now links up with their futures and where they are now and especially where they are now with each other. Just when you think that everything is done and sorted, something else pops up and bang, another surprise that you weren’t expecting. This is just one of the reasons I think that this might be my favourite book out of the two, that if I had to choose. But overall, I love them both, even though I do have to admit that Drew has got to be my favourite character from these two books.

I definitely recommend this book, but highly recommend that you read it as a series and not as a stand alone. It’s only two books, live dangerously and read them both 😛 and see what you think. Check out my review on Let The Wave Come In as I give them both a massive 5 out of 5 stars for them both! Comment below 😀